1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Windows 7 vs. Linux With Sandy Bridge New Acceleration Architecture

Michael Larabel

Published on 13 July 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 3 - 9 Comments

When running Nexuiz at the five resolutions up to the HP EliteBook's native panel resolution, enabling "Sandy Bridge New Acceleration" had not boosted the Linux frame-rate at all, since it was not likely swap limited. The 8.15.10.2361 Windows driver now though is slightly faster than the Linux driver. At the 1280 x 1024 and 1400 x 1050 resolutions there was also an odd unexplained jump in performance, likely due to a driver bug or other regression. Such an odd jump was not encountered last time conducting Intel SNB Windows tests with a pre-8.15.10.2361 driver.

Intel's new Linux driver acceleration architecture did boost the OpenArena frame-rates. When SNA was enabled, the average frame-rate went up by an average of 26% across the five resolutions that were tested. The latest Windows driver still continued to slightly edge out the latest Linux code. With OpenArena, the Linux driver was now edging higher too at the 1280 x 1024 and 1400 x 1050 resolutions in an odd manner.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. MSI X99S SLI PLUS On Linux
  2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance
  3. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  4. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
Latest Linux Articles
  1. RunAbove: A POWER8 Compute Cloud With Offerings Up To 176 Threads
  2. 6-Way Ubuntu 14.10 Linux Desktop Benchmarks
  3. Ubuntu 14.10 XMir System Compositor Benchmarks
  4. Btrfs RAID HDD Testing On Ubuntu Linux 14.10
Latest Linux News
  1. openSUSE Factory & Tumbleweed Are Merging
  2. More Fedora Delays: Fedora 21 Beta Slips
  3. Mono Brings C# To The Unreal Engine 4
  4. Coreboot Now Has Support For Intel Broadwell Hardware
  5. Enlightenment's EFL 1.12 Alpha Has Evas GL-DRM Engine, OpenGL ES 1.1 Support
  6. GTK+ Lands Experimental Backend For Mir Display Server
  7. Ubuntu 14.10 Officially Released
  8. Mesa 10.4 Might Re-Enable HyperZ For R600g/RadeonSI
  9. Intel GVT-g GPU Virtualization Moves Closer
  10. GTK+ 3.16 To Bring Several New Features
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Linux hacker compares Solaris kernel code:
  4. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  5. Advertisements On Phoronix
  6. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  7. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  8. Proof that strlcpy is un-needed